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Deputies: SWAT called to Spartanburg Co. motel after tip about NC murder suspect

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SWAT outside Spartanburg Co. motel (Apr. 6, 2018/FOX Carolina) SWAT outside Spartanburg Co. motel (Apr. 6, 2018/FOX Carolina)
SWAT outside Spartanburg Co. motel (Apr. 6, 2018/FOX Carolina) SWAT outside Spartanburg Co. motel (Apr. 6, 2018/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A large law enforcement presence was outside a motel in Spartanburg County on Friday.

Sheriff's Office deputies and SWAT officers were located outside the Spartanburg Motor Lodge on Charisma Drive near Hearon Circle.

Deputies with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said they received information that Joseph Abercrombie, a suspect wanted for murder out of Charlotte, North Carolina, might be at the motel.

Out of an abundance of caution, SWAT was called to the scene.

Deputies said occupants of two of the rooms were charged with trespassing due to the building being condemned. 

According to the sheriff's office, Teresa Michelle Rice, Micheal Anthony Rice and Eric Sean Hall were arrested in connection with the incident. 

Deputies said Hall was also charged with malicious injury to personal property after a vent cover from a patrol car was found in his pocket.

Investigators are working to determine if Abercrombie was ever actually at the motel, saying the source of information was "extremely intoxicated."

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